Marketing Your Rental

All Posts Landlord Liability Issues The idea of being a property owner and generating passive income from rentals can be alluring and when properly managed lucrative.  At the same time, there are a number of responsibilities that come with being a landlord and it is important that you are both aware of them and attending to them. Here are some […]
All Posts Timing the Rental Market When you are ready to put your rental on the market, knowing when to start marketing it is crucial to finding great long-term tenants. Poor timing could put you at risk for an extended vacancy and having your listing become ‘stale’, so read on to find best practices to time your rental right for your […]
All Posts Three Questions to Ask in an Interview with a Property Manager Your investment property is likely the largest investment in your portfolio. It’s one that requires diligence and time, as well as great communication when dealing with the tenants. You may have noticed that your rental is taking up more time than what you have, or would like to spend on it, but it’s a valuable […]
All Posts Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Real Estate Investors looking to manage a rental property with long term tenants must make the condition of the property their priority. Below is a simple to-do list. It’s easy to let these tasks slide, but that would be a mistake. Too many investors learn the hard way. You don’t have to. Mistake #1: Not having a […]
All Posts Painting Your Rental How Often Should You Re-Paint? The short answer is: every three to five years. The long answer is: it depends on the wear and tear on your walls. This is where regular inspections of your home will help you plan for your future. Consider checking in on the condition of your rental at least once […]
All Posts Avoiding Fraudulent Rental Listings With every great new tool available to the public, there’s always someone out there who takes advantage of it and these days, it seems scammers area all over the place. While looking for a new place to live, or for someone to manage your property, using internet search engines and email can be difficult to […]
All Posts 3 Tips to Effectively Market Your Rental Most property managers/landlords can attest to how tiring and time consuming the leasing process can be when it’s time to place your rental on the market once again. Fortunately, there are some tried and true methods proven to help things go a little smoother and save you some valuable time! Here are some small tips […]
All Posts The Top 10 Desired Amenities in Rentals   Which items regularly top the list of must haves what renters look for year after year when it comes to searching for their new home in the greater Seattle area, and how do the features in your rental stack up? While many new apartment buildings have been marketing unusual amenities lately like pet spas, […]
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All Posts Marketing Your Rental Property   You’ve prepared the house or unit for new people to move in, now it’s time to tell them about it. The best place to market your rental these days is online. Keep these considerations in mind when posting to your preferred rental search site.    Be fully aware of how to comply with all […]
All Posts Prepare Your Rental Property For Tenants   So, you’ve decided to rent out your home! Congratulations on this big next step in your financial plan! Owning a rental property can be a rewarding experience; a fulfilling way to earn a little passive income while providing shelter for someone, while hopefully watching your property’s value appreciate. So how best to end that […]
All Posts Why You Shouldn’t Paint with Pantone’s Color of the Year Trends come and go, just as tenants rent and vacate, but property investors are in it for the long haul which is why it’s important for property investors to keep their priorities straight for their unit. Each tenant is different, they have different communication styles, different standards of living, and each comes with their own […]
All Posts Selecting the Right Property Manager Carefully selecting the right property manager is one of the most important steps of owning investment properties.  Having the right property manager will impact profitability, risk, and enjoyment of the venture like few other decisions an owner will make. This is true even for owners that decide to self-manage:  they’re still selecting a property manager […]
All Posts How to Select the Right Property Manager   Looking for a Property Manager to manage your investment property? These tips will help guide your search for the right agent to manage your investment.    Carefully selecting the right property manager is one of, if not the, most important step of owning and success an investment property.  Having the right property manager will […]
All Posts An Opportunity for Landlords: ADU’s Seattle City Council’s recent vote gives homeowners more flexibility to rent their Additional Dwelling Units (ADU’s) or Detached Additional Dwelling Units (DADU’s) and less barriers to build new ADU’s.   Here’s what the legislation does: Increases the number of dwelling units allowed per lot from 1 to 2 units. Either 2 Attached ADU’s or 1 […]